Glasgow Warriors confirm touring squad for South Africa trip

Glasgow Warriors confirm touring squad for South Africa trip

Glasgow Warriors have named a squad of 32 players to travel to South Africa for this month’s crucial United Rugby Championship double-header, the first visit by the club to the Rainbow Nation since 2019.

Danny Wilson’s men depart from Glasgow Airport today (Monday 18 April) ahead of Friday night’s clash with the DHL Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town, before facing the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria a week later.

It will be the first time Glasgow Warriors have faced either franchise, having earned victories over the Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions at Scotstoun earlier this season.

In total, 17 Scotland internationals will board the plane to South Africa, including the Player of the Match from Friday night’s win over Newcastle Falcons in the form of Kyle Steyn.

Further international experience is provided in the form of Jack Dempsey and Domingo Miotti, as well as Scotland 7s veterans Robbie Fergusson and Ally Miller.

FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy second-rower Max Williamson also travels with the squad, and would make his Glasgow Warriors debut if called onto the field in either of the two fixtures.

Co-captains Ryan Wilson and Fraser Brown lead the travelling party, with a win in either match guaranteeing Glasgow’s place in the URC knockout stages.

Glasgow Warriors squad to travel to South Africa

Forwards: Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Fraser Brown, Rory Darge, Jack Dempsey, Zander Fagerson, Thomas Gordon, Richie Gray, Rob Harley, Oli Kebble, Johnny Matthews, Nathan McBeth, Kiran McDonald, Ally Miller, George Turner, Murphy Walker, Max Williamson, Ryan Wilson.

Backs: Jamie Dobie, Robbie Fergusson, Cole Forbes, Sam Johnson, Sean Kennedy, Stafford McDowall, Josh McKay, Domingo Miotti, Ali Price, Ollie Smith, Kyle Steyn, Ross Thompson, Sione Tuipulotu, Duncan Weir.

Unavailable for selection: Sebastian Cancelliere, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, George Horne, Rufus Mclean.

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